‘Tis the season to source the very best in festive speciality food and drink! The countdown to Christmas is now on and hundreds of new and innovative products, with a wintry and celebratory feel, are being showcased at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2015. From sumptuous puddings and preserves infused with aromatic spices, to luxurious chocolate and gourmet snacks with an indulgent festive twist.
The Fair, incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair, is being held at Olympia National, London, on September 6th to 8th – the leading trade marketplace for buyers looking to source the very finest food and drink for retailing, hampers or gifting this Christmas.
Ouse Valley Foods – Stand 1850 www.ousevalleyfoods.com
Ouse Valley Foods will be showcasing their Christmas Pudding Marmalade. This original seasonal marmalade is made from sweet oranges, lemons, brandy soaked fruit and the spices of Christmas. Start the big day with a festive breakfast treat.
Joe & Seph’s – Stand 1919 www.joeandsephs.co.uk
Joe & Seph’s will be showcasing their festive stocking which includes snack packs of the Christmas flavours mince pie and brandy butter. Their Christmas cracker includes six salted caramel packs, gold party hats and not forgetting traditional yuletide jokes!
Helt Honey – Stand 4360 – www.helthoney.dk
Helt Honey will be revealing a limited edition Christmas Honey – a combination of Sri Lankan cinnamon and cardamom for a delicious, sweet and subtle spice. The latest addition to the family is The Honey Box – three flavours presented in a beautiful and delicious gift.
The Carved Angel – Stand 4460 www.thecarvedangel.com
The Carved Angel produces speciality Christmas puddings inspired by an old Victorian recipe. Indulge in Apple Strudel, Cranberry And White Chocolate, Double Chocolate and Cherry and new Irish Whisky, Cream and White Chocolate.
S’cargo – Stand V14 www.scargo.co.uk
A quirky Christmas gift for gourmet food lovers everywhere. Growing your own food is the activity of the moment – so why not grow your own escargots! Snails are easy to keep and are a delicious, nutritious and stylist ingredient for dinner parties.
Amelia Rope – Stand 3130 www.ameliarope.com
Amelia Rope will be showcasing new sea salt caramel truffles with a twist of lemon oil. Each truffle is surrounded by a thin layer of fine quality chocolate and then dusted with cocoa powder. Available loose or in ribboned boxes for Christmas gifting.
The Bay Tree Stand 3914 www.thebaytree.co.uk
The Bay Tree’s Christmas Gold Gift Packs includes The Sweet & Savoury which pairs the Christmas Pickle – a fruity mix of cranberries, apples and currants, with the Christmas Marmalade – a light and zesty marmalade with added whisky and spices. A Savoury gift pack contains the Christmas Pickle and a Boxing Day Chutney.
Sheppy’s Stand 4713 www.sheppyscider.co.uk
The award winning craft cider makers have created a Mulled Cider – perfect as a celebratory Christmas drink. Mulled Cider is a premium medium-sweet cider – with a sprinkling of Sheppy’s secret recipe of traditional mulling spices, including cinnamon and cloves.
Bean and Goose Chocolate – Stand 1725 www.beanandgoose.ie
Sisters, Karen and Natalie Keane, produce hand-made Irish single origin chocolate bars and truffles. They will be showcasing ‘A Winters Bark’ – smothered with Hell’s Kettle hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, cranberries, candied orange peel, cocoa nibs and winter spice.
Gigha Halibut Stand 3851 www.gighahalibut.co.uk
Gigha Halibut will be showcasing their Smoked Gigha Halibut – lovingly hand reared on the idyllic tiny isle of Gigha on Scotland’s west coast. All fish are organically fed live in fresh Atlantic water which results in a truly delicious taste. Perfect for the Christmas table.
Tea Huggers Stand V46 www.teahuggers.co.uk
Chocolate lovers will love Tea Huggers new Choccy tea – a black tea with real chocolate pieces. Tea Huggers’ other new blend is Hangover help tea, made from strong black tea, blended with smooth sweet spices – perfect for ‘over indulgence’ during the festive period.
Steve Walpole, chef and host of Speciality & Fine Food Fair’s Fine Food Live demonstration theatre, said: “I am a traditionalist and I like all the usual Christmas flavours and aromas – cloves, cinnamon and other spices. I do always try to get people to think outside the box, and they are becoming more adventurous – so we can expect to see all these heritage festive flavours, with a 2015 twist.”
Soraya Gadelrab, event director, said: “Christmas is a key time of year in the fine food sector. Speciality & Fine Food Fair provides buyers with a last minute opportunity to fill any gaps in their seasonal range, or even to think ahead to 2016. Innovation in product, combinations for Christmas and packaging formats for gifting – can all be found at Olympia National this September.”